Serviced office providers join forces to boost North West investment
A new scheme that launched yesterday (25th January 2010), called ‘Hello Northwest’, has been created to encourage more investment from overseas. In return, investors will gain free serviced office space for up to a year in one of several business centres across the North West.
The scheme is designed to attract more investment and jobs to the area, as well as promoting the North West as a key commercial region and showcasing its fast-growing, vibrant business scene.
The outcome is that overseas investors that are new to the North West will be offered free serviced office space for the first year of their relocation to the region, provided by Avanta, Bruntwood, Orega, Manchester Science Park, Liverpool Science Park and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus.
The scheme has been made possible by a partnership between the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), investment and development agencies for Manchester and the Liverpool City Region, MIDAS and The Mersey Partnership.
Mark Hughes, Executive Director of Economic Development at the NWDA, said:
“The Northwest is well known for its friendly hospitality and welcoming population and we are also one of the best performing regions for foreign direct investment. The Hello service brings these two important characteristics together and should help us secure even more investment in future years which in turn will help grow our economy.”
Jessica Cox, who recently joined Orega as their new Marketing Manager, said:
“We look forward to providing a warm welcome at our new Piccadilly Place business centre,” (pictured) adding, “We’re thrilled to be part of such an exciting initiative as Hello Manchester that will give overseas companies the opportunity to have a soft landing in one of our finest business centres.”